Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division launched a brand-new laser tracker line, the Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600. This new product introduces a new concept in metrology-grade laser trackers, with targetless 3D scanning possible for the first time directly from the laser tracker. The ATS600 can scan a surface with metrological accuracy from a distance of up to 40 meters with no need for targets, sprays, reflectors or probes.

Following in the footsteps of the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-XL that was released in 2017, the ATS600 delivers as much accuracy as is needed by targeted metrology applications, with its focus more on measurement usability and processing speed. Previously difficult to reach areas are simply measured without even the need for tracker repositioning, while surfaces that would previously have taken hours to manually scan can now be digitized in minutes.

The system works by identifying a scan area within its field of view and then creating a sequentially measured grid of data points that define that surface, with accuracy to within as little as 300 microns. Measurement point density is fully customizable, so that users can choose the ideal balance between detail and process speed for their specific application. The Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600 is unique in delivering this functionality at metrology-grade accuracy and alongside easy integration within established metrology workflows – the ATS600 is compatible with all major metrology software platforms as has been designed to sit comfortably within a wider metrology toolkit.

The ATS600 also delivers all the renowned features of Hexagon’s existing laser tracker products, from easy portability and usability to key functionalities such as PowerLock and the built-in MeteoStation.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence